31 December 2021

Laos, Vietnam pledge to strengthen cooperation 


International New Year celebrations will take place at midnight on Friday, December 31, and New Year’s Day will follow on Saturday, January 1. Therefore, the Prime Minister’s Office has declared that Monday, January 3, will be a public holiday as a substitute for the normal holiday on New Year’s Day. As a result, there will be no issue of the Vientiane Times on Monday and the next issue will appear on Tuesday, January 4.
The Board of Directors and staff wish all readers and customers a very happy and prosperous International New Year and we hope that everyone enjoys the 2022 New Year celebrations.

President outlines opportunities and challenges in 2022
Party Secretary General and State President Thongloun Sisoulith has delivered a New Year speech through the media, highlighting the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for Laos in 2022. In a speech to bid farewell to 2021 and welcome in the New Year 2022, the President extended best wishes to people of all ethnicities and urged them to continue to apply their knowledge and energy to help Laos overcome challenges. ....More >>>

More trains to run over New Year weekend
The Laos-China Railway Company Limited is laying on more train journeys over the New Year holiday from December 30-January 3. Service No. C82 to Boten will depart daily from Vientiane at 8am, arriving in Phonhong at 8:30am, Vangvieng at 9:01am, Luang Prabang at 9:56am, Xay station at 10:46am, and Boten at 11:30am. On the return journey, trains will depart Boten at 12 noon, ...More >>>

- Laos, Vietnam pledge to strengthen cooperation 
Laos and Vietnam have affirmed their shared intention to continue to work closely to strengthen cooperation mechanisms between their two Ministries of Foreign Affairs. Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith led a delegation on a visit to his Vietnamese counterpart, Bui Thanh Son, and co-chaired the 8th Vietnam-Laos political consultation meeting held in Hanoi from December 27-29.
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The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Thursday announced 1,272 new Covid-19 cases, while five more people have died after contracting the virus. The new cases were detected among 5,405 samples tested over the previous 24 hours and were all transmitted within Laos. ....More >>>

Man shoots village chief then kills himself
A resident of Nonsavanh village in Xanasomboun district, Champassak province, on Wednesday shot and critically wounded the village chief before turning the gun on himself and inflicting fatal injuries. Police said that at 7:30am on December 29, after becoming enraged by the actions of village chief Mr Khamdee, ...More >>>

CHAI donates Covid-19 antigen rapid diagnostic test kits
The Ministry of Health has received a donation of 50,000 Covid-19 antigen rapid diagnostic test kits from the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), aimed at providing free, high-quality Covid-19 testing through the public health system. The Clinton Health Access Initiative is a ...More >>>

- Airport staff prepare for arrival of first tourists
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- Public works ministry accepts policies on water rates for 2022
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has accepted policies on the cost of water supply for 2022, aiming to charge reasonable rates for household water consumption. A meeting of the ministry’s Water Supply Business Adjustment Committee took place to discuss the issue on Thursday, ....More >>>

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Public, private sectors are strategic development partners: PM
The public and private sectors will have to enhance collaboration with ....More >>>

Thidachan Visisombath crowned Miss Laos 2021
Ms Thidachan Visisombath of Vientiane was crowned Miss Laos 2021 during the final round of the  pageant held at the Landmark..More >>>

2021 year-end review highlights milestones in Laos’ development
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What can be done about hit-and-run road accidents?
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Laos e-sport team all set for Vietnam Games in 2022
The new e-sport team of Laos is all set for the e-sport event at the 31st South-East Asia (SEA) Games to be held at Hanoi in ..More >>>

A new holiday gem awaits in Vangvieng
People who like to travel but who don’t want to go too far from Vientiane now have a great new opportunity for.. More >>>


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